UFC 134 Payouts/Bonuses, Gate and Medical Suspensions

********09/5/2011 WE HAVE UPUDATED THE MEDICAL SUPSPENSIONS AND SOME OF THE VIEWERSHIP NUMBERS-CHECK BACK FOR THE REST LATER.*******

UFC 134 has come and gone, with it the mystique of Anderson SIlva just grows. Many of you, like me, watched the Silva/Okami fight and were frustrated (not as frustrated as Okami I bet) at how horrible Okami looked in the cage. Yet, like me, you must remember that Okami is good (far from the greatest Japanese fighter ever, umm…Dana White I’m talking to you MR. Hype man), actually he’s better than good, he’s just not as G R E A T as Anderson Silva.

The problem with Anderson Silva is, he’s so much better than even the top competition in the UFC 185lb division. He makes top 10, scratch that, he makes top 5 opponents look like noobs. Consistently he does this. He’s so good (remember, I’m not a fan of Mr. Silva’s. I can appreciate his unbelievable skill set, but not a fan) he makes the best of the best look like amateurs in an unsanctioned cage match in a parking lot of a Strip Club. (Warrior Reference for you geeks like me!) As frustrating as that is, it is also completely amazing in every sense of the word. The man defies logic. Congratulations Anderson Silva.

With the success of UFC Rio, expect many many more shows in Brazil from the UFC. The rumor is they are currently setting up an office and looking to book a stadium in the very near future for another blockbuster event. I for one want to go to a UFC in Brazil event. How bout you?

Gate and Live Attendance: We will update as soon as the figures are released. What we do know is that the HSBC arean holds 14k and it was completely sold out. Expect big numbers from this event.

Viewership and PPV numbers:

Spike TV reported 1.3 million viewers for the pre-lims.
The rest of the numbers haven’t been released, but we do know that it was broadcast to over 30 million Brazilians.
American Buy Rate for the PPV was lower than last August’s event. It came in at 255,000-270,000, last year’s was a little over 300,000.

Medical Suspensions: Courtesy of Mixedmartialarts.com

Ian Loveland; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact
Ian Loveland; 180 days or must have negative chest x-ray; if positive, must be cleared by doctor

Yves Jabouin; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact

Felipe Arantes; 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact

Yuri Alcantara; 7 days mandatory rest

Luis Ramos; 40 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Erick Silva; 7 days mandatory rest

Raphael Assuncao; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact
Raphael Assuncao; 180 days or must have negative nasal x-ray; if positive, must be cleared by doctor

Dan Miller; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Rousimar Palhares; 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact

Thiago Tavares; 7 days mandatory rest

Stanislav Nedkov; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact
Stanislav Nedkov; 180 days or must have negative nasal x-ray; if positive must be cleared by doctor

Luiz Cane; 30 days no contest; 21 days no contact

Brendan Schaub; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Ross Pearson; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact

Forrest Griffin; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contact
Forrest Griffin; 180 days or must have negative of right foot and jaw, or cleared by doctor

Yushin Okami; 45 days no contest; 30 days no contac

FIghter Salaries: We will update as soon as the figures are released.

Fight Night Bonuses:

Fight of the Night: Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza
Knockout of the Night: Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
Submission of the Night: Not awarded as no matches ended by submission.

That’s it!
Anthony Dominguez
comedian.writer.lover…Editor in Chief

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